Primary Mathematics is the curriculum that put Singapore at the top of international math tests. This renowned series has over two decades of proven results in the U.S.
Primary Mathematics epitomizes what educators love about the Singapore math approach, including the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) progression, number bonds, bar modeling, and a strong focus on mental math. It is a rigorous program that balances supervised learning and independent practice.
The recently released Primary Mathematics (2022 Edition), is in soft launch and is just beginning to be explored by users. This edition is written from the ground up. It uses the same approach as previous Primary Mathematics editions, but features entirely new content and lesson structures to reflect current practices in Singapore classrooms.
(Please note that Primary Mathematics is not for sale to customers outside of the U.S. and Canada.)
All editions maintain the integrity of the Singapore math approach while serving diverse needs.
Almost identical to the original program used in Singapore, but with U.S. measurements and currency.
Written to meet the 2006 Mathematics Contents Standards for California Public School issued prior to the Common Core State Standards, this edition includes probability, data analysis, negative numbers, and coordinate graphing.
Common Core Edition
More closely aligns with Common Core State Standards. This edition has minor changes to the scope and sequence, and the format for the Teacher’s Guides is updated to include student materials.
Currently in soft launch. Marks a major departure from previous Primary Mathematics editions with entirely new content and structure reflecting current classroom practices in Singapore. Provides more differentiation opportunities.
Components of U.S., Common Core, and Standards Editions
Textbooks present new concepts and learning tasks for students to complete with educator supervision, along with practice and review problems. They are designed to be non-consumable and used alongside workbooks.
Workbooks provide additional practice and independent work to solidify the concepts covered in the textbooks.
Teacher’s Guides help educators understand course material within the larger framework and prepare for lessons with detailed, step-by-step plans.
Home Instructor’s Guide
Home Instructor’s Guides are designed for homeschool use. They provide suggestions for introducing new concepts concretely and using textbooks effectively. They include additional activities for reinforcement, solutions to textbook and workbook problems, and suggested weekly schedules. As the educator plays an active role in Singapore Math® programs, it is highly recommended to use a Teacher’s Guide or Home Instructor Guide.
Components of Primary Mathematics (2022 Edition)
The consumable Textbook of the program. The Student Book equips students with strong conceptual understanding, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Mathematical concepts are developed in a clear and sequential way to facilitate understanding.
The Workbook of the program. Additional Practice provides students with on-level practice of concepts and skills.
Mastery and Beyond
A new student workbook based on extensive research about how students consolidate knowledge, Mastery and Beyond provides distributed practice. Together, the Student Book, Additional Practice, and Mastery and Beyond are designed to develop fluency and flexibility in math.
The Teacher’s Guide provides teaching ideas and strategies to facilitate exploration, classroom discussion, and student-centered learning. It also includes ideas for differentiation, ideas for small group learning, and answers with select worked solutions. The front matter provides background on the program structure, lesson and concept development, and an overview of the Readiness-Engagement-Mastery model of learning.
Home Instructor’s Guide
Intended to accompany the Student Book, the Home Instructor’s Guide provides Student Book answers, select worked solutions, teaching ideas, and strategies to facilitate exploration, discussion, and student-centered learning. The front matter provides background on the program structure, lesson and concept development, and an overview of the Readiness-Engagement-Mastery model of learning.
Assessment Guide Teacher Edition
A tool for teachers to assess student learning and progress. There are chapter tests, cumulative assessments, and mid-year and end-of-year assessments.